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8 Tips to Help You Pick the Right Lawnmower for Your Needs

8 Tips to Help You Pick the Right Lawnmower for Your Needs

Whether you’ve recently moved into a completely new house or your old method of mowing the lawn has become slow and outdated, getting yourself a new lawnmower is never a bad idea, especially if you’ve invested into your garden and want to level up your knowledge and skills a bit. Unfortunately, buying a lawnmower can be quite difficult because there’s a lot to learn, there are many different price points and several different lawnmowers that are all capable of giving you a clean and tidied lawn. So in this post, we’re going to take a look at 8 useful tips to help you pick the right lawnmower for your needs. https://unsplash.com/photos/c-5-QE5kBYk 1. Brands can help, but don’t let it fool you into paying more Let’s face it, there are plenty of well-known lawnmower brands that it can often be difficult trying to decide which ones to buy.… Read Full Post
Succulent tables & Bloomingtables

Succulent tables & Bloomingtables

Who doesn’t love succulents? Who also has so many plants that they are running out of space? Just today I was introduced to Bloomingtables and I think this succulent table may be the perfect way to squeeze just a few more plants into our home! This project is still in the KickStarter campaign, but their beautiful design is sure to be a hit. I am a little dubious about plant selection and I think its going to be very important to select the right plants for your location. These older posts on growing succulents indoors and succulent terrariums will give you lots of good ideas for succulents that will do well without a ton of light. All of these will keep their great shapes and colors in darker rooms.… Read Full Post
Is Your Garden the Hostess with the Mostess?

Is Your Garden the Hostess with the Mostess?

Everyone wants to make the most out of their garden, and that means you need to host people. In the summertime, there’s nothing like inviting friends and family around and eating good food. Unfortunately, you can only do it if your garden is in good shape or else the party won’t go to plan and your dirty yard will be the talk of the town. Gossip flies around neighborhoods like wildfire, people! The good news is you can transform your garden into the hostess with the mostess in a few simple steps. Continue reading to find out more. Add Different Textures A green lawn and colorful flowers look incredible, yet they aren’t the most functional features for events. Where are people going to stand without getting their feet wet and muddy?… Read Full Post
DIY Landscaping Tips

DIY Landscaping Tips

If we’re being honest, clean and green landscaping can take just about any house to the next level. Abundant grass, trees, flowers, and shrubs—arranged nicely of course—adds a special touch to house and appeals to our inherent attraction to the natural world. Unfortunately, landscaping can be costly, especially when it involves the professionals. Does it need to be, though? Of course not! With some planning, creativity, and a little bit of work, you can transform your garden or lawn without breaking the bank. Landscaping is also especially important for people who plan on selling their home since curb appeal is a huge selling point and can lead to a high return on investment.  Create a garden border with rocks Depending on where you live, you probably have quite a few larger rocks laying around.… Read Full Post
3 ways to make the most out of your back garden

3 ways to make the most out of your back garden

Back gardens are our chance to build ourselves a sanctuary. To have somewhere where we can escape to when we need a bit of alone time or just want to be outdoors. All too often, however, back gardens are left neglected. Concerns over the money or time it takes to really maintain a garden can make it difficult to get started on creating your own little bit of paradise. But it’s still possible to make the most out of a back garden (no matter the size) in a cheap and low-maintenance fashion so that you have a space that you can really enjoy. Read through our three top tips to help you make the most of your back garden. 1. Use the walls https://unsplash.com/photos/Sz4iD0pipxc The best gardens have plenty of plants.… Read Full Post
Japanese Themes to Transform Your Backyard

Japanese Themes to Transform Your Backyard

Flickr If you live in the West and you’re a little worried that your garden looks the same as your neighbor’s, then you might want to try a little Japanese inspiration.  Japan is a country, like many in the West, obsessed with its gardens. In Japan, the purpose of the garden is not to provide leisure or be a show of wealth, but to impart feelings of tranquility and peace. The cultural origins of gardens, therefore, are strikingly different from what many people are used to.  Because of this, gardens in Japan have a different style and theme. The focus is less on symmetry and formality, and more on creating the sort of places that allow the mind to wander from the troubles of the world.… Read Full Post
Come Rain Or Shine: A Garden For All Weather

Come Rain Or Shine: A Garden For All Weather

We all want the dream garden. Even so, it can be hard to use the outside space in the way we would like. Even if you have things looking the way you want, it can be hard to make the most of your garden! You won’t want to spend time outside when the weather is extreme, right? Whether hot or cold is the problem, the ideal weather conditions are hard to come by. But, why should the space go unused for most of the year? If you want to get the most of your garden, learn how to use it in all weathers.  Here are a few additions that will make your garden work come rain or shine. Photo by Bibhukalyan Acharya from Pexels Decking If your garden is mostly grass, you will not want to use the garden if it has been raining.… Read Full Post
Creating a More Guest Friendly Garden Bursting With Character

Creating a More Guest Friendly Garden Bursting With Character

Being a host is something you enjoy doing, but you never want to do anything by half measures. Your garden will always be your pride and joy; it is also one of the best places to entertain your guests. Your backyard doesn’t have to be plain and simple like most of your neighbors. It can be as luscious and extravagant as you like, as long as it is welcoming to your prospective guests. There is something enjoyable about getting stuck into a new garden project, so consider the following ways to create a more guest friendly garden that is bursting with character. Perfect Patios There is nothing quite like sitting outside when the sun is shining with a freshly made jug of cold sangria.… Read Full Post
Should I remove succulent flowers?

Should I remove succulent flowers?

This is a tough question. “Should I remove my succulent flowers?” has been asked at more than one presentation over the years. My preference is yes, but let’s look at the pros and cons of both options. An argument for keeping succulent flowers The aeonium flowers above are beautiful on their own. Their bright yellow color is a welcome site in winter. Succulent flowers come in a wide variety of shapes and colors, but most are not nearly as showy as these– and I hate to ruin the ending, but I still cut these off! However, if this is the first time you have seen your succulents flower and you want to experience it for yourself, go ahead and let that baby bloom.… Read Full Post
Everything You Need to Know About Succulents

Everything You Need to Know About Succulents

Cut flowers and potted flowers tend to have reigned supreme for years when it comes to flowers for property interiors. But succulents are rapidly growing in popularity and increasing numbers of us are beginning to add them to the list of plants that we want to incorporate into our homes. So, let’s take a moment to get to know them a little better! What Are Succulents? While many of us will be able to identify succulents apart from other plants in a crowd, relatively few of us actually know all too much about them. Put simply, succulents are plants that store water in their leaves. These leaves are generally thick and fleshy. Some genus of succulents have thicker and fleshier leaves than others.… Read Full Post

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